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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Am I right in thinking it was around about this time last year Bryan took his life? He came across as a thoroughly decent, if in retrospect troubled, man in my brief interactions with him and it's a sadness he's gone.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 2, 2013 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Yes, it was a year ago.

I cravenly deleted my post originally under our Craven's last night for fear of giving offense. I was thinking about Byran recently, but more so his widow and daughter. I hope they are surrounded with love.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 2, 2013 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Yes, I think so...classic timeline, if true. Rats.

Another of those events that strike a bit too close to home; but, I will say one that stands in stark contrast?

The small comfort I take in knowing you were reading along this thread...having been laid up for the past week (the correlation between my level of immobility and posting efforts is 0.98, methinks), ck'ing in here more frequently, I accept the Forum has changed dramatically over the yrs we've been showing up (you and I started that fall of 06 together, right before BE I think), but it's nice to know that you, McGlone, and a few others are reading...not sure why, but it is.

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Oh I'm usually still around here somewhere or other, it's just that I only rarely feel motivated to join in with any of the discussions. Quite frankly I could care less whether Morning Dew X from April 78 was better or worse than Morning Dew Y from March 82 - just don't give a damn for that kind of analysis (with the emphasis on 'anal') anymore. What I always did enjoy more than anything was the back and forth ragging and yacking that went on when you, Dire and SDH were in session, and I'll still get onboard for a bit of verbal back and forth with SDH now and then, because the guy is quick witted and funny. Too many people around here forget to be either.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 2, 2013 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

I spared a thought for you on Thanksgiving as I was crackng this bottle with my Dad, brothers in law, nephew and son in law. I bought this one in 1995 from a liquor store in northern Kentucky. IIRC, I paid about $55 a bottle for 5 bottles, including shipping.

I lost track of them over the years, and found the last surviving bottle in the back of my closet. I poked around and found out they are going for between $1300 and $1600 A BOTTLE.

http://www.lawhiskeysociety.com/whiskey/954/Springbank-12-100-Proof-(Circa-1990s)

It was doing me no good sitting on a shelf in my liquor cabinet......so we opened it and toasted family, friends, good health and cheer and many other things we do, but should not, take for granted.

Would that we could share a dram.......



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Thanks for thinking of me. Campbeltown malts are among the best in the land. I still recall with great fondness a bottle of single cask Longrow I had some years back which was, and is, a strong contender for the finest thing I have ever tasted. Next time I win the lottery I'll bring you a bottle...

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Dec 2, 2013 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?



"Next time I win the lottery"

is that to say you have already won it before??

then we would have something in common.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 2, 2013 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

That is another thing: seems like a little alcohol talk serves to bring out some of the older folks as well.

I'll leave it to others to draw conclusions.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Well I'd conclude that we're evidently a gaggle of urbane sophisticates with talk as smooth as our tipples. What's your conclusion, my acronymious friend?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 2, 2013 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Conclusion? Any talk of smoothing tipples is sure to bring out a torrent of juvenile humor.

AND dealing with the innane diatribes infesting this collective becomes more palatable in direct proportion to the number of drams imbibed.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2013-12-02 19:29:27

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Never underestimate the power of cheap music, expensive booze and invaluable friends to get you through the day.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

...or inflatable friends.



(shout out to Dire)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Yeah, last time Dire's girlfriend went down on him was when she sprang a leak.



(I'm weak, oh Lord, so weak - I could not resist this temptation.)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Ahh, its good to see you've still "got it".

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

I'm a blended Scotch drinker who still haven't tried single malt. I do enjoy my Chivas 12yo and the occasional Dewar's White Label. Not really a Scotch drinker, huh?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Famous Grouse - a blend THIS whisky snob will drink all day.

Or until I fall asleep.

Which DID NOT happen twice in Gibraltar in December '91 and March '92.

I am still indebted to Police Captain Bardolf-Smith of the Gibraltarian Police Force who kindly (but firmly) put me and half of the wardroom in the back of his van and returned me to the ship.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 3, 2013 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

I've read very favorable reviews of Famous Grouse, but haven't tried it yet.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our Forum: The Vince Years?

Bill, if you enjoy your blends (and I do too) you're bound to enjoy single malts. I'm sure there's a fantasy future somewhere along the line where SDH, Mando and I sit down to enjoy a glass or two of the finest with you.